27 Different Types of Cichlids Rare & Common (With Photos)
Below is a list of 27 different types of Cichlids (with photos) found in the fishkeeping hobby, both rare & common.
Frequently asked questions
Are Cichlids hard to keep?
If you lack the knowledge of how to care for a Cichlid properly, then you may have trouble keeping them in your tank. It is necessary to surround the Cichlid with warm water at a high pH level and feed it with speciality food explicitly designed for Cichlids. Your Cichlids will require a large tank with one or two good filters.
What is the lifespan of a Cichlid?
Your average Cichlid can live for anything up to 15 years, providing you keep them within the right water conditions and house them with the correct tank mates.
What size tank do cichlids need?
Your standard 10 cm Cichlid probably needs at least a 130-litre aquarium. At The same time, a 20 cm Cichlid will require at least a 250-litre aquarium. It would be better if you had 4 to 6 Cichlids in a single fish tank.
Why are my Cichlids so aggressive?
Compared to other popular fish species, Cichlids can be somewhat aggressive fish. Often an individual Cichlid will chase other fish and possibly even kill them. Why? This is probably because Cichlids live in a challenging world, and they have to be tenacious to breed and survive.
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